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GOP And Immigration Reform

Where Do Republican Voters Stand On Immigration?

Array of Polls Show Republican Candidates Pandering to Noisy Minority of GOP Voters Donald Trump calls Mexicans rapists and criminals, and he leads the GOP race.  Republicans in Congress trash talk comprehensive immigration reform and take up measures embraced by hardliners Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA).  Candidates on the campaign trail, with … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Trump May Have Been Missing From Last Night’s GOP Forum, But The Trump Effect Still Took Center Stage

Though the Donald may have skipped last night’s Republican Presidential forum in New Hampshire (one report says he was throwing a fit over a less-than-flattering newspaper editorial), he was certainly there in spirit as his fellow candidates lashed out repeatedly over immigration. From the New York Times: Mr. Trump’s influence could be discerned. The moderator, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry On Jeb Bush: “More Of An Artful Dodger Than A Forthright Leader” On Immigration

Yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released a six part immigration plan.  Surprisingly, all six points focused solely on immigration enforcement and border security measures. While he bookends his six point plan with mentions of a rigorous path to earned legal status, his intent is clearly to establish hawkish bona fides as the Republican primary season … Continue reading »

What To Expect From Tonight’s Republican Presidential Forum in New Hampshire

Republican hopefuls are set to gather in New Hampshire tonight for the first Presidential forum of the 2016 election (America’s Voice will be covering it live on Twitter — more on that here). Already, the GOP candidate field is the largest in American political history, with 14 of the candidates — minus Mike Huckabee, Jim … Continue reading »

ICYMI: As Trump Says He’ll Win Latino Vote, New Poll Finds 75% of Latinos View Him Negatively

Donald Trump, who is currently leading the Republican presidential contest in national polling, claims he will win the Latino vote in 2016.  However, new polling from NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo underscores the ridiculousness of Trump’s boast, demonstrating instead that the vast majority of Latino voters hold an unfavorable view towards Trump.  For example, 75% view Trump negatively, 61% view … Continue reading »

AV’s Frank Sharry On Trump’s Immigration “Plan”: “This Is Not A Serious Plan, It’s An Idiotic Plan”

Donald Trump finally released some details on his immigration “plan” — and they’re about as realistic as his hairline. “‘We have to get them out’: that’s the plan Republican candidate Donald Trump has for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States,” said Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during a Spanish-language segment on Trump last … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent Asks if Trump’s Call for Mass Deportation Will Force Other Republicans to Specify their Stance

As we assessed earlier today in a statement, Donald Trump’s comments to CNN endorsing a vision of mass deportation is as extreme as it is ridiculous.  There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in America.  Two-thirds have lived and worked in America for more than a decade.  Most live in families.  Many own homes.  They are intertwined in families and … Continue reading »

Trump Embraces Mass Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants, Followed by Beauty Pageant-Style Readmission Policy

A “Proposal” as Extreme as it is Unserious; and Yet it’s Remarkably Similar to Scott Walker’s While Donald Trump’s comments on immigrants have been mostly been bluster and bigotry, befitting his frontrunner status, he is now venturing into the realm of immigration policy. It is not pretty. In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash yesterday, Trump … Continue reading »

Oops: Bobby Jindal Slams Jeb Bush On Immigration, Even Though Their Positions Are Pretty Similar

Bobby Jindal has been having a bit of a rough time lately. Once considered a rising star in the GOP (who could ever forget that State of the Union rebuttal?), Jindal has consistently ranked in the bottom five of GOP Presidential candidates in most polling. So maybe that’s why Jindal took it upon himself to … Continue reading »

Ohio Immigrants, Advocates Meet With AG DeWine And Gov. Kasich On DAPA Lawsuit

If you follow this blog, you know that a small group of Ohioans went all the way to Iowa to track down our sitting governor, John Kasich (R), who is also running for President.  We had been trying to get a meeting with his office to discuss Ohio’s support for the lawsuit against DACA expansion … Continue reading »